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Allyson Arellano had a busy summer, now that her sister is following in her footsteps.


The Mingus Union High School junior is practicing for the beginning of competition in her fall cross-country season Monday, Sept. 7, less than three months after bringing home gold medals…

New Bulldogs AD has hands-on approach

As the new athletic director of South Verde High School, Luke Hicks is jumping into the job with both feet — not to mention wearing at least three hats.


Hicks, son of Camp Verde High School assistant girls basketball coach Steve Hicks, is also head…

High Desert football back and bigger than ever

The morning after the cheers die down from the Mingus Union High School opener, fall’s opening weekend continues with three youth football games at Cottonwood Middle School.


Under new league president Danica Briseno, 155 players ages 6 to 14 years old have made this the…

Osburn's fighters take five golds in Phoenix

After coaching five fighters to gold medals at the Arizona state championships June 27, Brazilian jiu-jitsu trainer Ted Osburn is on the hunt for more state neckwear Saturday, Aug. 29.


Five of Osburn’s white belt fighters, including Mingus Mountain Wrestling Club head coach Klint McKean…

Wrestlers pick up where they left off at Wars

Matt Mejia’s final year at Camp Verde High School is off to a better start than his previous finish, but nothing less than a second state championship in four years will satisfy the senior.


Already “absolutely focused” on a title for the last year, Mejia…